Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

Ex-Rose Cancer doctor, billing agent expected to plead guilty

SUMMIT — A cancer doctor and a billing agent are expected to plead guilty today to charges related to an alleged scheme to dilute chemotherapy drugs and use old needles on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to activities […] [...]

Trial set for ex-Rose Cancer Center doctor, billing agent

SUMMIT — An October 29 trial date has been set for a cancer doctor and a billing agent charged with health care fraud that includes allegations of using diluted chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to […] [...]

Ex-cancer clinic officer manager pleads guilty to health care fraud

SUMMIT — An ex-office manager has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a multi-million-dollar health care fraud in which a cancer clinic gave patients diluted chemotherapy drugs and used old syringes on multiple people. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related […] [...]

Former state Sen. Lee dies of cancer at age 74

PICAYUNE — Former state Sen. Ezell Lee of Picayune died today after battling cancer, according to a Senate staff member who had spoken with his family. Lee was 74. He served in the Mississippi House from 1988 to 1992, then in the state Senate from 1992 until January 2012. Lee served most of his career […] [...]

Cancer center fraud trial delayed as prosecutors mull more charges

SUMMIT — A trial that had been scheduled to begin today has been delayed for a former cancer clinic owner and two others charged with participating in a multi-million-dollar fraud that allegedly involved diluting chemotherapy drugs and using old syringes on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks are charged with offenses […] [...]

Patients of defunct cancer clinic test negative for viral blood infections

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2012

Tags: Cancer, chemotherapy, clinics, courts, doctors, fraud, health, health care, infections, judges, judicial, judiciary, medical, medicine, physicians

SUMMIT — Mississippi health officials say none of the nearly 300 cancer patients they tested from a defunct clinic have contracted viral blood infections such as HIV because of care at the facility, which is suspected of diluting chemotherapy drugs and using old needles. The Mississippi Health Department closed Rose Cancer Center in Summit in […] [...]

Are you sitting down?

Despite a wave of evidence that too much sitting on the job triggers life-shortening illnesses, most companies and safety regulators are in no hurry to change employees’ sedentary working conditions. Among the entities reporting a connection between sitting and cancer, heart disease and other serious health problems are the American Cancer Society, the American Institute […] [...]

Judge gives cancer center defendants more time for defense

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2012

Tags: Cancer, clinics, courts, doctors, fraud, health, healthcare, hospitals, law, medicine, oncologists, physicians

SUMMIT — A federal judge has granted a request to delay the trial of a doctor and two employees charged in a scheme to dilute cancer drugs and use old syringes on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks had been scheduled for trial Feb. 7. U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan signed […] [...]

Cancer doctor’s attorney asks for more time for defense

by Associated Press Published: January 9,2012

Tags: Cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, clinic, courts, doctors, health, healthcare, medicine, oncologists, physicians

SUMMIT — A defense lawyer wants a federal judge to give him more time to prepare for trial in the case of a cancer clinic accused of using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs. Attorney George Lucas asked for the delay because he expects prosecutors to hand over thousands more pages of information he must […] [...]

Patient claims HIV infection from Rose Cancer Center

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2011

Tags: Cancer, cancer treatment, clinics, courts, doctors, health, healthcare, HIV, immunity, lawsuit

SUMMIT — A cancer clinic doctor in south Mississippi who was already facing federal criminal charges for allegedly using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs is now facing a civil lawsuit that claims a patient contracted HIV from a dirty needle. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, has been held without […] [...]

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